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Founded October 27, 1849
Largest city - Eagan
Dakota County is named after the Dakota Sioux tribal bands who settled in the area.
The name is recorded as "Dahkotah" in U.S. Census records until 1851. . . continued
Source: Dakota County Government - Submitted by John Bauer
BIOS : Farmington Bios: J. Ballard; T. P. Berlin; E. L. Brackett; D. Bramstedt; G. S. Cable; S. C. Clemens; M. Cropper; T. C. Davis; G. W. Dilley; C. M. Dittman; L. P. Dodge; W. C. Eustis; Nicholas Everod; H. H. Finch; L. P. Fluke; C. R. Griebie; S. V. R. Hendryx, Sr.; S. V. R. Hendryx, Jr.; George Herber; S. Jenkins; D. J. Johnson; L. W. Johnson; Roswell Judson; W. L. Knowles; W. C. Levitt; T. McHoffie; A. McKenna; M. Meeker; A. L. Needham; E. Z. Needham; Martin Niskern; W. I. Oleson; J. O. Rich; Ben Richardson; James Rodgers; F. G. Stevens; John H. Thurston; Daniel M. Thurston; Daniel Underwood; H. W. Van Valkenburg; H. C. Wing; Fletcher Winters
BIOS : Tomas J. Abbett transcribed by Sheila Gruver
BIOS : George Toombs, transcribed by Vickie Bryan
OBITS : Hiram Smith, S. W. Paul, Frank H. Lewis, Homer Hatch, Abelonia Noble, Henry Kramer, Jr., Mrs. H. L. Sumption, John Hilferty
TOWNS : Rosemount and Vermillion Histories
TOWNSHIPS : Ravenna and Vermillion Township histories, also listing of Early Settlers for each.
BIOS : Eureka Township Bios: Alexander A. Barclay; Emily Bennett; David Burton; Christopher H. Gulbrandson; Cyrus M. Kingsley; Quartus Kingsley; T. N. Lillemo; Phineas Morton; Alexander Pryor; Nels A. Quammen; Peter Thompson; Nels E. Wikie
CHURCHES : Hastings Presbyterian Church – New Minister (1896); Catholic Church Cornerstone
CIVIL COURT : Amable Turpin, Guardian of Mary and Ellen Turpin, Henry Lillie, Guardian of Franklin C. Amidon; George Stanley, Guardian of Caroline, Rinaldo, Juliet and Francis Stanley
TOWNS : Lakeville
TOWNSHIPS : Nininger, Randolph, Lakeville and Marshan Township Histories, also EARLY SETTLER Listing for each
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